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Eagles Island lies in the confluence of the Cape Fear and Brunswick Rivers in southeastern NC in the Lower Cape Fear River Basin. The approximate 2,100 acre island lies directly across the Cape Fear River from the historic downtown Wilmington boardwalk in New Hanover County. The island itself is situated mostly in Brunswick County, however. The town of Leland is just to the west of the Island on the Brunswick River.
The land parcels on Eagles Island are presently owned by private (individual and corporate) landholders, State of North Carolina (NC Division of Soil and Water Conservation, NC Department of Transportation and NC Ports Authority) and the New Hanover Soil and Water Conservation District.
The Eagles Island Coalition is a multi-agency, municipal, and non-governmental organization partnership focused on protecting the existing natural areas on Eagle Island and the lower Cape Fear/Brunswick River Marsh complex. The primary goals of the initiative include the following: (1) ensure water quality, (2) habitat conservation and restoration for wildlife and fisheries, (3) education and awareness, and (4) the establishment of passive recreational opportunities in the form of a canoe/kayak trail, hunting and fishing and wildlife viewing areas.
Please stay tuned for more information about the Eagles Island Coalitions and the future of Eagles Island.
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